The founder of the company McAfee John McAfee committed suicide in prison in Spain, writes the newspaper País, citing police sources.
Earlier it became known that the National Court of Spain approved the extradition of the businessman to the United States, where he is accused of tax evasion. Speaking at the hearing, the 75-year-old McAfee said that if he was extradited by the States, he would “almost certainly spend the end of his life in prison.”
According to País, the founder of McAfee committed suicide in prison in the municipality of Sant’esteve Cesrovires (province of Barcelona, autonomous community of Catalonia). McAfee’s body was found in his cell. Paramedics tried to resuscitate him but were unable to save him.
In early October 2020, McAfee, who was put on the international wanted list by the United States, was detained at Barcelona airport on his way to Istanbul. According to the prosecution, the businessman earned millions of dollars from promoting cryptocurrencies, consulting, public speaking, and after selling the rights to create a biographical documentary about him, but did not file tax returns.
In mid-June, McAfee testified in the Spanish National Court, he denied all the charges against him in the United States, stating their “political nature.”